I’m not a star in the kitchen by any means, but since adhering to my gluten free/dairy free diet more strictly, I’ve had to come to terms with cooking. And you know what? I’ve had fun! Pinterest is a great resource for recipes for those of us with dietary restrictions, and this particular recipe for pizza bites really stood out. Not only are they safe, but also healthy! Six of these babies are only approximately 265 calories. So binge away, readers!
All you need is a box of uncooked quinoa. I use Nature’s Earthly Choice, a quick grab at your local Publix Greenwise aisle. Go ahead, and follow the directions on the box. While it’s cooking, you are going to need the following ingredients:
1 large egg
1/2 c. chopped onion
1/2 c. Daiya dairy-free shredded mozzarella
1 t. minced garlic
1 T. dried basil
1 t. dried oregano
pinch of salt
All of these ingredients are going to be combined. You can do this anyway you like, but I prefer my kick ass Cuisinart Smart Stick. It does the job in a couple of seconds! Also, for all you lactards out there, Daiya is a great cheese alternative. I actually can’t live without it. I eat it every day with something. No joke.
Next up, combine cooked quinoa with the rest of the ingredients and mix. It’ll look like the photos above. Now, you can either pop it in the oven (if this is the route you want to take, you will have to preheat it to 350 degrees) or if you have a handy dandy cupcake maker like me, you can throw this mixture in it for 20 minutes (don’t forget to spray some olive oil). When you open it up, lovely little balls of yum will emerge.
As if they aren’t good enough as is (because they really are), pair them with some pizza sauce for dipping and voila! You got yourself a delicious, healthy and guilt-free meal. Since finding this recipe, I’ve already made it twice. It’s just that yummy. Huge thanks to Fit for Success for the base recipe that allowed for my tweaks!
The Fashionable ESQ says
I love this! I need you to post more recipes. Three a day please. Thank you. Also, tell me more about this smart stick… <3
Hahah, I wish I could!
Come over and I’ll show you how the smart stick works (why does that sound so dirty???)
Anika Guldstrand says
Love seeing people actually try out Pinterest recipes & hear they’re good! & your cupcake maker is SO great.